22 May 2017

Dreams and Encouragement in Muppet Movie Songs


Rainbow Connection

Have you been half asleep, and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it:
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, 
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Movin' Right Along

Moving right along,
Footloose and fancy-free.
You're ready for the big time--
Is it ready for me?
  

Can You Picture That?

Beat down the walls, begin, believe, be, begat.

I'm Going to Go Back There Someday

Sun rises, night falls, sometimes the sky calls.
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I've never been there, but I know the way.
I'm going to go back there someday.

The Magic Store / Rainbow Connection Reprise / Finale

You're burning with hope,
You're building up steam.
What was once juvenilish
Is grown-up and stylish--
You're close to your dream.

Then somebody out there loves you,
Stands up and hollers for more--
(More!)
You found a home at the magic store . . .


Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
That's part of what rainbows do.
Rainbows are memories,
Sweet dream reminders:
What is it you'd like to do?

All of us watching and wishing we find it--
I noticed you're watching, too.
Someday you'll find it,
The rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and . . .


Life's like a movie:
Write your own ending.
Keep believing,
Keep pretending,
We've done just what we set out to do,
Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you.

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